Khalil: Cabinet to convene Tuesday to discuss budget
Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil indicated that the Cabinet will convene in a session on forthcoming Tuesday to start discussing the state budget bill, in remarks to reporters following a meeting for the Council of Ministers at Baabda palace.
The Cabinet met today to look into an agenda of 37 items, under the chairmanship of President Michel Aoun who called ministers to multiply their efforts to finalize the required projects.
"There are plenty of inaccurate and untrue claims about the content of the budget, especially regarding wages and retirement pensions," Khalil clarified.
It is to note that before the session, President Aoun held talks with Prime Minister Saad Hariri behind closed doors, over the underway contacts and efforts to speed up the endorsement of the state budget bill.